PAA Natural Gas Storage (NYSE: PNG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict PAA Natural Gas Storage's revenues will grow 55.2% and EPS will wane -9.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $74.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.
Last quarter, PAA Natural Gas Storage booked revenue of $66.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $79.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.25. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.21 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.4%, 1,270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.0%, 840 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.1%, 760 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $347.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 67 members out of 68 rating the stock outperform, and one members rating it underperform. Among 29 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give PAA Natural Gas Storage a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PAA Natural Gas Storage is hold, with an average price target of $19.61.
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